The 10 Best Gardening Trowels

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in August of 2019. If you spend a lot of time working in the garden, you may find that you need more than one kind of trowel. These tools are the workhorses of any landscaping kit and can be used for weeding, planting and dividing all kinds of flora. Our selection includes all-purpose options and some designed to excel at specific tasks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Wilcox All Pro

2. De Wit Standard

3. Fiskars Big Grip

Editor's Notes

August 09, 2019:

The definition of the best gardening trowel can vary based on the individual needs of each user. But inevitably most gardeners end up using it to dig out an over-grown stubborn weed, so models that are nearly impossible to bend will rate the highest.

Even if you have pretty decent soil, there's always a point in summer when the ground will be bone dry, so the Wilcox All Pro is a choice everyone will want to have. It's extra sharp end can break up the driest patch the single piece of steel extends into the handle, making it practically un-bendable.

We included the Fiskars Big Grip even though it won't cut well into difficult soil for those who do a lot of potting and just need to scoop a lot of dirt. And likewise, the Corona CT Transplanter won't stand up to dried out or rocky conditions, but it offers other perks, like the serrated edge and depth markings.

Special Honors

Sneeboer Trowels If you're looking for a memorable gift for an avid gardener, Sneeboer's impressive variety of trowels are hand-made in Holland with hardwood handles, and are as beautiful as they are effective. You can find everything from right and left-handed potting trowels, to heart-shaped trowels, to a whimsical option with an integrated bottle opener.

4. Nisaku Hori-Hori

5. Edward Tools Bend-Proof

6. Corona CT Transplanter

7. Grizzly Peak Backpacker

8. Homegrown Garden Tools Transplanter

9. DeWit Bad Ass

10. Radius Garden 100

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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